I will not be helping the Southern Section select its teams (12 to 16) for the Open Division playoffs, but here's my "definite" boys' teams that are in based on performance this season:
From 1AA, Mater Dei, Loyola, Etiwanda, Corona Centennial, Chino Hills, Long Beach Poly and Rancho Cucamonga. They've been considered top teams all season.
From 1A, Riverside North and El Toro.
From 2AA, Redondo and St. John Bosco. St. John Bosco has eight losses but also has played one of the toughest schedules.
From 2A, Compton. From 3A, Cathedral. From 4AA, Gardena Serra. From 4A, Sierra Canyon.
That's 15, so if the committee decides to only pick 12, then St. John Bosco could always be cut, but I don't see how they can get to just 12 teams.
If they go with 16, then No. 16 comes from Bishop Montgomery, Mayfair, Sonora or Chaminade.
Selections will be made public on Feb. 14.